[erlang-questions] Erlang based C2ISR system

zxq9 <>
Fri Feb 20 06:27:30 CET 2015


On 2015年2月20日 金曜日 04:44:47 you wrote:
> Thanks a lot for the input Craig. Highly appreciated.
> 
> Do you have any experience with Safir SDk?

No. It looks interesting, but I don't know anything about it.

My main personal interest in battlefield systems is building things that help 
inform the E-6 (Staff Sergeant/squad leader) and below -- because those are 
the actual tactical decision makers. The higher command and control elements 
already have too many toys that present them with the false impression that 
they can effectively micromanage combat in progress, and the privates and 
sergeants who actually do the work are still relatively tech-blind (NODs, 
radios and lasers are not what addresses this).

A close secondary is concepts that can overturn our assumptions about what 
"engagement" and "weapon" mean.

A close third is making money.

Unfortunately pursuit of the third has pretty consistently meant that I have 
to avoid the first two, because nobody is interested in building a world where 
the primary infantry weapon is not the rifle, or making sure Joe can 
locate/see whatever John just reported.

Safir looks like it is mostly used for creating systems where the 
command/staff is treated as the people who need to know everything first -- 
but it can probably be used to build a system that reverses that assumption as 
well. In any case I wouldn't be able to tell unless I messed with it a bunch 
first.

We could continue this discussion off-list if you'd like; I think not many 
folks here are into this sort of thing.

-Craig


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